Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Welcome 2015!

Happy New Year to my friends and followers! It's hard to believe how fast this year has gone by. Seems the older you get the faster time passes and you look back and wonder if you really appreciated everything and took in all that life presented in the past year. I am so thankful for God's wonderful blessings in the past year and look forward to the new year ahead.

And to start the New Year, here's a little fairy to grant your fondest wishes - perhaps a win in the new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday?!! The challenge starts today and I hope you'll find time to join in the fun.

It's a blast from the past sketch with a TWIST - add SPARKLE and SHINE to your card.

We're so happy to welcome back Sami Stamps as our sponsor of the challenge this week. Our grand prize winner will receive a $12 gift certificate for digis from Sami Stamps. What a fantastic prize - thanks Sami for your generous sponsorship!

I chose this adorable Little Flower Fairy from Sami Stamps to create my inspiration card for you. She was brought to life with Copic markers and with lots of fairy dust on her wings. The papers are a few years old from My Mind's Eye.

Now be sure to stop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see the other gorgeous creations with Sami Stamps from the design team. And help start the New Year on a positive note by sending a little love to my team mates on their blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Here's wishing all my friends and followers a very Merry Christmas! Today's also the start of a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday so I hope you have your shopping done and are ready for a little card-making fun.

Here's the challenge sketch for the week. I rotated it to fit the image I chose and either way it turns out great!

This week we are sponsored by Mary Ellen at Dearie Dolls. Oh my goodness, I just adore these digis that Mary Ellen creates and she so generously posts freebies all the time at her site. There are some exclusive images sold through her Dearie Dolls Etsy store too. Thanks Mary Ellen!

I chose this adorable Snowman Christmas Lights Swing image for my challenge card and colored it with Copic markers. I added a little frosted lace Stickles on the snowflakes and bit of glitter to the lights with a glitter gel pen. I strung the lights that I found at my local craft store with green bakers twine - I thought they were just the perfect touch with this darling snowman. The papers are from My Mind's Eye.

Now stop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see the other wonderful images from Dearie Dolls and wish my design team mates a Merry Christmas too!

Have a blessed Christmas and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Mouse

Isn't this just the cutest Christmas mouse? A fun, perky card for the season as part of the new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!

Here's the new sketch to follow for the challenge this week. I really like this one for its layers.

Digi Stamp Boutique is our sponsor this week. Sally Ann, the owner, has a ton of wonderful images and some really cute Christmas images - be sure to check them out.  The grand prize winner will receive a £10 voucher from DSB.  Thanks for your generous sponsorship Sally Ann!

I chose this adorable Bert Christmas Mouse from DSB for my inspiration card this week. He was colored with Copic markers, glittered up with stickles and paired with fun papers from My Mind's Eye.

Now stop on by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see the wonderful holiday cards the design team created to inspire you into our challenge this week. Hope to see you play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Bears

Welcome back friends! Today's card features the new sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and an image from our sponsor this week, Meljen's Designs.

The challenge sketch is an easy one to put together but still has nice layers and areas for terrific embellishments if you're so inclined.

Melissa Jenkins at Meljens Designs is our sponsor of the challenge this week. It's been a while since Meljen's has been at SSW and we're so happy to have her back with those adorable images we all love.  The grand prize winner of the challenge will receive four non-colored digis of their choice - a fantastic prize! Thanks for your generous sponsorship Melissa!

I chose the Bitty Christmas Tree Bears to create with from Meljens Designs. I love these darling bears! The image was colored with Copic markers and a ton of lace stickles added for the snow and on the star. The papers are My Mind's Eye Merry collection.

The Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team is featuring several images from Meljen's this week and they are all fantastic. Hop on over to SSW to see their inspiration for you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Santa is Going to Town!

Here's a fun Christmas card for you today. We're having some fun over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday with a new sketch and Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor.

This is a great sketch for any kind of image. I think it would be especially pretty with a vintage look.

Jodie at Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring our challenge at SSW2 this week. We always love to create with the images she creates. The grand prize winner will receive 7 free digi stamps from Bugaboo - an amazing prize.  You have to be in the challenge to win it so I hope you join us this week.

I chose this hysterical Gus character image from Bugaboo this week. I was in the mood for an irreverent Christmas card!  Old Gus was colored with Copic markers and the papers are Christmas Cheer by Echo Park.

Several others on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team also created humorous Christmas cards with the digis from Bugaboo. Hop on over to the blog to take a look.

Thanks for stopping by!